Trillium Brewing Co. Congress St. IPA


Cloudy dark yellow. Tropical passion fruit, mango & lychee (almost sherbet) on the nose with a hint of pine lurking in the background. On the palate the pine steps to the foreground on a wave of pleasant hop bitterness leading to a long finish. Where as Trillium’s Grass Hopper Pale Ale didn’t overly impress me, this IPA is a World Series winning home run definitely worthy of the biggest ticker-tape parade.

Great Lakes Audrey Hopburn Belgian IPA


This beer truly is the perfect balance between a Belgian saison and a hoppy IPA. Hint of cloudiness in the golden yellow colour. Hoppy banana and big league chew bubble gum on the nose. Creamy on the palate with pleasant bitterness creeping-in from the edges for a long finish.

Double Trouble Brewing Hops & Robbers IPA

I’d describe everything about this beer as subtle—especially the hops which from the nose to the palate to the finish is always present but never really bursts forth. Cloudy amber. Nose has some citrus and cereals. Smooth and velvety on the palate. Well balanced and easy drinking.